All tagged History of Fashion
Nurturing, inspirational and full of personality. Those are some of the words that Isabella Blow’s friends repeat the most when talking about her, so it is no surprise that they can also be used to describe the exhibition “Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!”.
It does not feel like a coincidence that the David Bowie exhibition at the Victoria & Albert is being followed by “Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s”, a tribute to the underground club scene of the decade which demonstrates the influence it had –and still has– in fashion.
Youth and innovation, the eternal analogy. When in the late 50s haute couture started to lose its supremacy, it was because the young changed the rules of the game. Street style had made it into couture for the first time, and also for the first time, tables had really turned, putting designers, the youth and avant-garde movements on the same page.